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Today's Sports

  • Youthful North comes up short on...

     GEORGETOWN — Adam Billings told his team exactly what to expect when they hit the road to take on one of the top teams in the state of Kentucky.

    And the Scott County Cardinals definitely lived up to Billings’ expectations.

    The Class 6-A title contender scored on the opening kicking and never looked back in defeating North Bullitt by a 56-19 count.

    But, the Eagles did win the second half 19-7.

  • Voice of Baseball: Former...

     MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The golden tones of Major League Baseball have played an intregal role in the sport’s rich history.

    Most fans know the names that lend their voice to the unique branch of Americana: Vin Scully, Marty Brenneman, Mel Allen… and Curt Hart.

    Maybe you haven’t heard of Curt Hart, or at least not in a baseball sense, but the former Bullitt County resident currently plays an integral part in maintaining baseball’s rich history.

  • Football kicks-off this weekend

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Friday Night Lights will kick off with a full slate of three games this weekend for the area high school teams.

    The only team playing at home is Bullitt East and they will play host to Butler on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Bears posted a 4-7 record a year ago, losing to Lexington Lafayette in the first-round of the Class 6-A play-offs. Butler replaces Eastern, the team that Bullitt East opened with each of the two previous seasons.

  • Youth football set to start 46th...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Sometimes change is good, but there are also times where staying the course is the best option.

    That is the way that long-time Greater Bullitt County Youth Football League president Joe Downs sees the 2017 campaign. Major changes have been put on the back burner while small tweaks in what was working have moved forward.

    This is Downs’ 13th year at the helm of the county-wide league that has nine individual programs that conduct not only football games, but also oversee cheerleading and dance teams.

  • Central’s numbers still on the...

      SHEPHERDSVILLE – Instead of going for the quick fix when he took over the program a little over a year ago, Bullitt Central boys’ soccer coach Aaron Shaw has been working from the ground up to build a strong foundation.

    The progress is obvious as the Cougars have 38 players this season, perhaps the largest number in the program’s history. Shaw is pretty much planning on having completely separate varsity and junior-varsity squads this fall.

  • Nfor takes over the North...

     HEBRON ESTATES – A desire to get a little closer to his ‘other’ soccer job in Louisville has brought Emmanuel Nfor to the boys’ job at North Bullitt.

    A 14-year resident of the United States who was born in Cameroon, Nfor coaches soccer in the United program in Louisville. After graduating from Campbellsville University, Nfor was also coaching high school soccer in Frankfort at Western Hills High School. When the commute just got to be too much, Nfor looked into coaching jobs in the Louisville area and the North Bullitt position was posted.

  • Bullitt Cup Saturday

     MOUNT WASHINGTON -- While the regular season started on Monday, the first ‘big’ event for the three area boy’s soccer teams comes on Saturday with the revival of the Bullitt Cup.

    The area teams will compete against each other for the Bullitt Cup and there will be an All-Tournament team selected.

    Action will start at 8 a.m. at Bullitt East with the Chargers taking on North Bullitt. At 10 a.m. Bullitt Central will play Bullitt East and then the final game at noon will have North Bullitt and Bullitt Central squaring off.

  • Concussion safeguards put into...

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Much has been discussed about the long-term effects of head impacts and concussions in major sports.

    The research has increased tremendously in evaluating the risks of participating in contact sports.

    That is on the major league level.

    What about youth who participate in high school sports?

    Research is showing a similar trend — head impacts and concussions are a growing epidemic.

    The problem is how each school handles a player who might show concussion-like symptoms has been different.

  • North looking to continue...

     HEBRON ESTATES – After two seasons of getting too -- and winning -- post-season games, North Bullitt head coach Adam Billings has the program heading in the right direction.

    The coach doesn’t see any reason why that success should not continue this fall, but he does admit that there will be a little bit of a learning curve as the program has just six seniors and several of them are new to football.

  • North looking to regain top spot...

    HEBRON ESTATES – After a somewhat disappointing 9-23 record a year ago and a runner-up finish in the 23rd District after five straight championships, North Bullitt volleyball coach Keith Higgs is working on the philosophy this season that less is more.

    After keeping 32 players in the program a year ago, the second-year head coach this year opted to keep just 24 players. At this point, the varsity roster has just nine names, but some junior-varsity players could move up if needed.